Monday, August 27, 2012

The Ultimate Pool Party!

We had a pool put in a few years ago and it has made Birthday parties effortless ever since! Having a pool means no more planning party games or activites that have to last the whole time! It's perfect, I get to decorate to my hearts content and then sit and be lifeguard and ENJOY the party! I love it!
So far we have had my daughther's Ice Cream Parlour Birthday Party (see it here) and my son's superhero birthday party (see it here) as well as many many others.
This year for Jackson's 6th Birthday I decided to have an Ultimate Pool Party!!
I started by searching ETSY for a great download for the printable collection. I could have made them myself but honestly sometimes it's just easier to pay someone else to do it and I found the perfect collection here. They were so cute and fun and it inspired me to create all the items that go along with the party collection!
First I made the Snow Cone Cupcakes. They are NOT HARD. Trust me, I have said for years that I am cupcake impaired but these were so simple. I ordered the little cups from TomKat Studio and followed this tutorial on how to make them. They turned out really cute! Don't you think?
I chose to make it easy on myself and just have snacks and cupcakes for the party. We had Veggies and Dip - This is my new way of serving them at any party - No double dipping!!
Beach Balls aka Cheese Puffs
Inner Tubes (Peach Rings) and Pool Noodles (Licorice)
the snow cones were a BIG hit!
and some liquid refreshment
For the favor, I made these cute shovels with candy in them for the kids to take home
It was such a fun party and Jackson had a blast - and that's the most important thing!
Thanks for reading!



  1. as cute in person as it is in the photos. and those cupcakes--delish!

  2. Ok....this blog is going to put me to SHAME. I can already tell! Way to inspire others, Jen!!!